It was in 1994 that the event we know today gets the biggest boost in its history. A tornado hit Aylmer. "It happened on a Thursday evening, the night before the festival weekend. Everyone came to see the damaged homes in Aylmer caused by the tornado. They saw the Auto Show ads, and all came to the marina. The number of visitors reached the thousands for the first time. The success of the Aylmer Auto-Show resulted from the combination of the hard work of the organizers, a little luck, the quality of the site and democratization of this passion that is the automobile.